The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation is accepting artist proposals for an interactive, permanent public artwork for the entrance gateway to the new Safeway development at University Town Center (UTC). Installation is to be complete by October 15, 2015. The sculpture will be sited east of America Boulevard, located in the outdoor pedestrian plaza / seating area beside the new “Lifestyle” Safeway, in clear view of entering and departing vehicular traffic and pedestrians. Artwork should be of an interactive nature; to enhance the pedestrian experience.

Thematically compatible pre-existing work will be considered, but original work, derived to be thematically consistent with the Call is preferred, and site-specific sculptures are encouraged.

Eligibility: Individual artists or artist teams from the greater metropolitan area or within 250 miles are eligible to respond. Locally established or emerging sculptors, woodworkers, metal-workers, and artists of any durable media are most welcomed. Prince George’s County-based artists are strongly encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

Call to Artists: A Request for Qualifications

Tampa Riverwalk – Doyle Carlton Segment

 Two Site Opportunities

Project Budgets of $100,000 and $200,000

 Application Deadline (postmarked or hand-delivered) Friday, June 5th , 2015

The City of Tampa Florida is seeking two public art projects for the final segment of the Tampa Riverwalk located in downtown Tampa. There are two significant sites designated for Public Art within this section of the Tampa Riverwalk, both are directly adjacent to the Hillsborough River. Site 1 is under the Laurel Street Bridge; Site 2 is under Interstate I-275. Both sites work within and incorporate some existing infrastructure. A wide variety of user groups traverse these spaces including, but not limited to students, residents, visitors, office workers, fitness seekers of all abilities such as walkers, runners, cyclists, etc. There is also significant water traffic including team rowing and recreational boating. The area is diverse in every way.

Download Full RFQ for Doyle Carlton Segment

Call to Artists: A Request for Qualifications

 Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

1001 N. Boulevard, Tampa Florida

 Multiple Site Opportunities

Project Budgets Range from $200,000 — $400,000

 Application Deadline (postmarked or hand-delivered) Friday, May 15th , 2015

The City of Tampa Florida is seeking bold, innovative and engaging public art projects for its largest event park in downtown Tampa. Sites and functions for artwork may include but not be limited to entrance gateways, arrival plaza, history/commemorative, and an engagement with environmental systems or the river’s edge.

Download full RFQ for Julian B. Lane

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SALARY RANGE:  $44,017 – $70,265






The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Manager within its Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).  This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the State’s Public Art Program and the operations of the Maryland Commission on Public Art.  MSAC and the Maryland Commission on Public Art are responsible for managing the administrative aspects related to the selection and placement of artwork in state facilities.  Incumbent works with the Department of Budget Management (DBM) and other state government representatives to develop calls for artists/qualifications that lead to the selection of public art to be included in capital projects.  Duties include the development of policy and procedures related to the acquisition and placement of public art work; managing projects from the initial point of contact to the final installation of the project; creating and implementing processes for commissions of public art; administering Memorandum of Understanding and/or contracts; serving as the liaison between the Arts Council, Commission, artists, clients, architects, contractors and other regulatory officials; conducting outreach; providing technical assistance; and developing and maintaining a collection management system.

Candidates must possess strong written, oral communications, and interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials.  The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks is required.  Candidates must be knowledgeable of the contemporary trends, practices and strategic approaches related to public art.  Experience organizing and managing site-specific projects and working closely with artists, fabricators and/or contractors is essential.  Experience with Microsoft Word, Google Mail, Excel and Access and/or other relevant software is required.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in visual arts, art history, architecture, urban design or other related field from a four year college or university and a minimum of four years experience in administrative staff or professional work, two of which must have been with a public art program.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at  Go to the bottom of the page and under ABOUT, click ABOUT DBED then click on Work at DBED. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:


DBED Office of Human Resources

ATTN:  Program Manager, Public Art

World Trade Center- 401 East Pratt Street- 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland  21202

No Later Than:   Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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Public Art Project


The award winning Stapleton community announces a public art opportunity with a commission of $175,000 for the Prairie Basin Park.

Project Description   The site of this public art project is the circular promontory in Prairie Basin Park, a unique designed and landscaped environment in north Stapleton that functions as a park and serves the storm water management needs of the community. The design of Prairie Basin Park allows natural and human activities to converge providing habitat for plants and animals and passive recreational opportunities for people.

For more information about Stapleton please visit

The Stapleton public art program uses the CaFÉ digital application and selection process online at  Full application information can be found at

Deadline: The application, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically by midnight (MDT), Friday, May 8, 2015 to

Eligibility:  All applicants must be residing legally in the United States.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in partnership with What Works Studio and Visit Baltimore, invites community members along with artists, musicians and tech enthusiasts to Light City Baltimore Idea Session.  Light City Baltimore is the region’s newest festival taking place in 2016 celebrating art, music and innovation. The sessions are a chance for residents and artists to learn more about the vision for Light City Baltimore and to share ideas to help shape and create a festival that accurately reflects the multifaceted arts community, innovation scene and technology sectors in Baltimore.  Festival details will be officially announced at a later date.

Light City Baltimore Idea Session: 
Community members can connect with planners about the festival and share ideas.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Center for Urban Families, 2201 N. Monroe Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

**Please note: The location and time for this meeting has changed. The new location is the Center for Urban Families, not the Baltimore Museum of Industry as previously announced.

Attendees are asked to RSVP at For information, call the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632 or visit or

Call to Artists – North East Transit Garage Public Art Project

The North East Transit Garage public art competition is open to all Local, National and International professional artists, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

Budget: $1,000,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Tuesday May,19 2015

Installation: Fall 2017

For more information, please e-mail Andrea Bowes, Public Art Officer –

We thank all artists for their interest and submissions to this call, only complete applications and artists that meet preliminary criteria will be reviewed by the Selection Committee.

To download the RFQ, please visit:

The Office of Community Engagement believes that artists and designers are vital to creating and sustaining vibrant, equitable and thriving communities. To support this mission the Office of Community Engagement now offers three distinct grants through the France-Merrick Opportunity Fund, the Community Engagement Grant for students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Curriculum Travel Grant, and the Engaged Alumni Grant, all of which support community-engaged projects and activities.

  • For projects in Fall and early Spring: Monday, October 6, 2014
  • For projects in Spring and early Summer: Monday February 2, 2015
  • For projects in Summer and next Fall: Friday, May 29, 2015

Eligible applicants (see below) may apply for funding for such expenses as materials, supplies, entrance fees, and transportation that are integral to the development, implementation or evaluation of qualifying projects. Grantees may apply for funding (up to 25% of the total request) to compensate comissoned artists or guest speakers participating in Community Engaged projects. Salaries, tuition, and conference fees are currently ineligible for support.

Below is the list of all of the downloadable applicable materials that must be turned in to the OCE office (Bunting 340) by 5:00 PM on the grant deadline:

  1. Grant Application
  2. Project Budget (Using the required format) [PDF Version] [Excel Version]
  3. Reference Letters and Supporting Documentation (Optional)

Attention Applicants: Do not fill out application using Adobe Preview. Your application will not be saved properly. Application must be downloaded and filled out using Adobe Acrobat Pro or free Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download a free copy here.

Please read the FAQ’s below. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at

Any current MICA undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student may apply, as well as faculty and staff. All applicants are required to be supervised by either a MICA faculty or staff advisor.

Projects should engage the MICA students in collaborating with community members to meet a particular community need or to pursue a desired outcome. Grants may be used either to launch a new project or program, or to strengthen/expand an existing project or program. Previous projects have ranged from after-school activities with children to community-based public art projects and social design initiatives. Letters of Support from partnering organizations that confirm both the need for the project and the partnering organization’s interest in collaborating with the applicant are not required but highly recommended and will be strongly considered in the grant review process.

All funding used for MICA’s Student Grant program is donor funded. However, it is distributed through two different offices: the Office of Community Engagement and the Office of Student Affairs. The Office of Community Engagement offers the Community Engagement Grant (OCE). The Office of Student Affairs offers the Community Service Fund Grant (CSF). For your convenience, only ONE application is required to apply for both grants and will be reviewed by each office. For more information on specific criteria for each grant, please click here.

Student working on co-curricular project. (Non-classroom based project) $1500.00 $750.00 $2250.00
Student working on curricular projects, including thesis projects and other projects for classroom credit. $1500.00 $0.00 $1500.00
Staff/Faculty member working on a community-based project $1500.00 $0.00 $1500.00

In all cases, only exemplary projects with well-constructed budgets are funded at the top of the grant range.

No. While technically separate grants, these opportunities share the same application and deadlines. Only ONE application is required for a project and will be reviewed by each of the three offices. Only ONE budget (using required format) is needed itemizing total amount of funds you are requesting.

The project advisor is your chief resources for planning and implementation, as well as your best resource should unexpected difficulties arise. Other resources for planning and implementing a community-based project can be found on the Office of Community Engagement’s Toolbox or the student resources section of the Campus Compact website.

Your grant award letter will list the office to contact to gain access to your funds. Funding is distributed primarily through reimbursements and purchase orders. For reimbursements, grantees are responsible for completing and submitting a MICA Expense Reimbursement Form with all valid receipts numbered and attached to the office listed in your grant award letter. For purchase orders, grantee must use one of MICA’s approved vendors. More information will be provided in the grantee’s award letter.

Yes, you can. There is no limit to the number of grants that you can apply for. To be eligible for a new grant, however, you must have fully spent and “closed out” your previous grant and fulfilled the reporting requirements as listed in the grant acceptance letter.

All grant applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of one or more of the following: MICA faculty, MICA staff, and/or community members. Input from the committee determines whether or not the project is funded and at what amount.

Not all grants are fully funded. Many are only partially funded. Partial funding is typically due to one of two factors: a) the inclusion of ineligible expenses in the budget request, or b) lack of evidence of a compelling need for the expenditures. Applicants seeking full funding, at the top of the grant range, are advised to clearly articulate the need for each and every line item, either in a budget narrative or in the project description.

ALL grantees must submit a narrative summary of the project, including photos and any additional documentation, to the office identified in the grant agreement letter. In addition, grantees must give a brief (5-10 minute) final presentation on the successes and lessons learned through the project, at a date to be determined by the granting office. More information about reporting on your project can be found here.